Important: The Global Enterprise Challenge (GEC) will not be running in 2017.

Stephen Paterson

Stephen Paterson is the coordinator of the McKinsey Mekong Business Plan Challenge which is an entrepreneurship program and competition involving university students from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, which is conducted in partnership with the international consulting firm McKinsey & Company.


Stephen has been involved in the education sector in Cambodia for the past 18 years.  He currently serves as Vice President (International Affairs) at the University of Puthisastra and as Deputy Representative of the education NGO, CIESF, in addition to teaching several courses on entrepreneurship and new venture creation. He is also a former advisor and senior lecturer at the National University of Management in Phnom Penh.

Qualifications: Stephen Paterson holds a Master's degree (MA) from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor's degree (BAH) from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.